Proposal Essay (800 words):
The Research Proposal is the first major assignment for this course. A research proposal is a preliminary query into a research project. It defines the topic and outlines a plan for your intervention into the problem. Use the following format for each paragraph:
Define/describe the topic and the text you have chosen to analyze in the research essay.
The introduction should include some version the following question: Is [Your chosen literary text] an [accurate/inaccurate] representation of [mental illness/disorder]?
Thesis should list the proposal’s organization
In this essay, I will explain how I chose my literary text, how I came up with the mental illness/disorder, and what type of sources I will use in my research essay.
Body paragraph 1
How did you chose your literary text?
What were the steps you followed to choose your literary text?
Did it interest you? Why?
Were you assigned the text?
Body paragraph 2
How did you come up with the mental illness/disorder?
What clues from the text led you to believe that a specific mental illness/disorder are being depicted in the story?
Did you have to do any research to learn more about the mental illness/disorder? If so, what did you learn?
Body paragraph 3
What types of sources do you expect to use?
List the general types of sources you expect to use. Identify at least two of them by name.
Summarize the choices you have made for this project and what you intend to do.
Times New Roman, size 12
One inch margins
*Provide a works cited page only if you quote a source in your proposal. A works cited page is not required.